Go Blue for Autism in April

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Go Blue for Autism in April

Go Blue for Autism in April to raise funds and awareness 

April is Autism Awareness Month and Autism Queensland has launched a new campaign “Go Blue for Autism in April”

Autism Queensland is the state’s longest serving and most experienced agency with over 40 years of service to people living with autism and their families.

This year Autism Queensland is asking supporters to Go Blue for Autism.  So how can you Go Blue?

Your school, workplace, sporting or community group can host a Go Blue for Autism day on your chosen day in April 2012 (or in May if April doesn’t suit).  What’s a Go Blue for Autism day look like? Well, you can dress in blue, wear a blue wig or dye your hair blue, or decorate your classroom, office or workplace in blue.

It’s an inclusive campaign – anyone can take part, either individually or by registering your business, school, club or community organisation for as little as a gold coin donation per person for dressing in blue.

Alternately, you can support Autism Queensland by selling or purchasing Go Blue for Autism merchandise, or organising your own blue-themed fundraiser like baking and selling blue cupcakes and donating the proceeds.

Some people are pledging to dye their hair blue for the entire month of April!  If you’re brave enough you can register at the Go Blue for Autism in April Everyday Hero fundraising page and get your friends, family and workmates to support your efforts.

Money raised will support Autism Queensland’s early intervention, education and therapy services for children with Autism across Queensland.

Over the past four decades Autism Queensland’s services have expanded to include Queensland’s only Autism-specific schools, as well as Early Intervention Centres in Rockhampton, Cairns and Mackay, as well as a hub in Gladstone.

They also provide multi-disciplinary outreach teams which visit all schools in Queensland to support teachers of children with Autism, training and support services for parents, professionals and schools across the state.

Every school hosting a Go Blue for Autism event or selling Autism Queensland merchandise will go into the draw to win an Apple iPad.

The highest individual fundraiser will receive a 5 night stay in a 2 bedroom apartment for 4 people at the Turtle Beach Resort, Mermaid Beach in low season.  The fundraiser must be a Queensland resident aged 18 years or more and registered to participate in Go Blue for Autism campaign and raise a minimum of $1,000 to be eligible.

Visit www.autismqld.com.au or phone Autism Queensland on 3273 0000 to register your workplace or school.

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One response to “Go Blue for Autism in April”

  1. […] April is Autism Month- Go Blue for Autism is an initiative to raise money and awareness to help parents and children in Australia living with Autism. […]

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